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Iconic signs

  • Iconic signs; the iconic signs children use have some similarity with standard symbols. In their Mathematical Graphics children attach mathematical meanings to their marks, which may include wavy or zigzag writing-like lines; drawings; early emergent writing; letter- or numeral-like signs; crosses; arrows and tally-like marks.

 

         Iconic: a resemblance between the appearance of a sign and its meaning. Iconic signs are the most

        numerous, bridging children's early explorations with marks and the standard symbolic signs they

        come to use over time.

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